Name: Abby Showers
Athlete of the week achievement: Showers went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs and a stolen base in P-O's 8-7 win over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class AA championship game.
Season update: P-O, now 21-1, plays Chartiers-Houston in the PIAA first round today.
Coach Jim Gonder's quote: "Abby's been our leader. We've been putting it on her shoulders. She's really had several clutch hits throughout the playoffs. As she's going, we're going.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Miller
Favorite subject: Gym
Favorite movie: "Pitch Perfect''
Favorite food: Snack wrap
Favorite song: "Hall of Fame'' by The Script
Outside interests: Playing basketball, volleyball and golf, and hanging out with friends and family
Favorite professional team: New York Yankees
Favorite college team: Penn State
Athlete most admired: Penn State volleyball player Deja McClendon
Best athlete I ever played with: Kate Burge
Best athlete I ever competed against: Ligonier Valley's Maddy Grimm
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My mom [Stephanie] and Doug Myers.''
Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning back-to-back district titles in softball.''
How I got my start in softball: "My mom signed me up when I was in third grade, and I tried out.''
Future goal: "In softball, I want to win a state championship with my team.''